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Sun Java System Identity Server 2004Q2 Deployment Planning Guide 

Appendix D
Installing in a chroot Environment

A Sun Java™ System Identity Server installation in a chroot (changed root) environment is based on the chroot function of the Solaris™ Operating System. When Identity Server is installed in a chroot environment, a named directory becomes the new root directory. The new chroot directory then becomes the starting point in the path for the Identity Server installation.

A chroot environment can prevent malicious programs from accessing the actual root file system, providing an added measure of security for the Identity Server environment.

Setting up chroot environment can be complicated, depending on the specific requirements of your deployment. If you need to install and run Identity Server in a chroot environment, contact your Sun Microsystems technical representative for assistance.


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